Conversations with the Fat Girl by Liza Palmer 


Conversations with the Fat Girl
by Liza Palmer
Pages: 319
My rating: ***
Everyone seems to be getting on with their lives except Maggie. At 26, she’s still serving coffee at The Beanery Coffee House, while her friends are getting married, having babies, and having real careers. Even Olivia, Maggie’s best friend from childhood, is getting married to the doctor with whom she lives. Maggie’s roommate? Her dog Solo (his name says it all). The man in Maggie’s life? Well there isn’t one, except the guy she has a crush on, Domenic, who works with her at the coffee shop as a bus boy.
This book was a cute, fun read. If you’ve ever struggled with weight, or anything personal, for that matter, you understand what the character is battling with. “Conversations” was definitely not an intellectual read, but it was a nice break between larger, more daunting books.

I sort of felt like this was over 300 pages of a personal blog. It was easy to read and easy to relate with. I also felt like there was an awful lot of highschool drama for a book about a 28-year-old. I felt like the character never progressed to the point where I wanted her to be, even though she did get sweet revenge of some sort.